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MSW Testimonials


“Completing the Social Work and Public Health dual degree program was one of the best decisions I have ever made! This program provided me the unique opportunity to obtain academic training in both social work practice and administration, as well as public health management and policy. My experience as a hospital social work intern allowed me to gain a profound understanding of the biopsychosocial needs of patients and provided me the opportunity to observe­ and develop a great interest in­ the interactions between organizational and governmental policy and clinicians and patients. During my second internship at Senior Community Centers of San Diego, I was involved in the creation and implementation of innovative projects that use technology and/or care coordination to improve the health and well­-being of vulnerable seniors. Due to the support of Social Work faculty, I co-authored a manuscript and completed a thesis; I am hoping the latter will result in another manuscript publication. As a result of the education and experiences within the schools of Social Work and Public Health, I have been awarded an administrative fellowship with the Veteran’s Health Administration. It is evident that the MSW/MPH dual degree program at SDSU has positioned me to achieve my personal mission to improve our country’s healthcare and social service systems.”

– Crystal Warning, MSW, MPH ’13